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Micro Skin Needling
Mi:skn offers a natural alternative to fillers,
chemical peels and botox. Our treatments
work holistically to stimulate circulation,
increase collagen and improve the colour
and texture of skin. We believe great skin
is a reflection of a healthy body!
307 Lord Street
Highgate WA 6003
Phone 0414 277 761
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I’ve been ‘Dermarolled’. Yes,
I have. It sounds dreadful but,
actually, it wasn’t that bad. I must
admit, though, that the thought of
a tiny roller with 1mm-long spikes
being trundled all over my face
made me very nervous. Not to
mention the fact my skin would
also be infused with concentrated
growth factors (CGF) from my
own blood. Hmmm.
But Dr Serene Lim talked me
round, saying it wouldn’t hurt
and would stimulate collagen
production – hugely. In addition,
the tiny openings created would
facilitate the absorption of any
substances applied to the skin,
Exactly the same age as me,
Dr Serene uses the treatment on
herself and looks pretty fabulous.
And no, I’m not giving my age.
Let’s just say ‘middle-aged’ – that
gives me a lot of leeway.
At her surgery I went to the
blood-collection area for the worst
part of the treatment: having my
blood taken. I’m a blood wimp...
squeamish. I admit it – I lie down.
Wussy, yes, but it got the job done.
My blood then went into two
test tubes and into Dr Serene’s
machine, which separated out the
CGF. This took about 15 minutes.
So, before we started on
the Dermaroller treatment, she
did another procedure on me
injecting hyaluronic acid into
my cheeks and jawline. A natural
component of skin, this filler helps
plump the skin and, as a result,
creates a lifting effect, which lasts
for up to two years.
She injected some local
anaesthetic before the hyaluronic
acid, which went in via a cannula
– a long, flat, blunt needle. It hurt,
but no more than having a filling
at the dentist... really.
Time for the next treatment.
My blood arrived, with a white,
creamy substance – the CGF –
floating at the top. Seeing my
queasy look, Dr Serene suggested
I turn away. My CGF were mixed
with collagen, hyaluronic acid
and anti-oxidants, and this mixture
was painted on my face and neck.
(The CGF part is optional.)
Then Dr Serene rolled the
Dermaroller on my neck and face,
even under my eyes. It wasn’t
painful thanks to anaesthetic
cream applied earlier – it just felt
like tiny pinpricks. Afterwards, my
skin felt slightly tight.
Dr Serene said some people
have multiple treatments annually,
but my skin was in fairly good
shape so once a year would do.
I’m looking forward to seeing
the full effects, which take up
to two months to show for the
a month for
The Dermaroller up close. ABOVE Dr
Serene Lim applies the Dermaroller.
PINS & NEEDLES
BETH MUHLING TRIES OUT
A ‘DOUBLE WHAMMY’
DERMAROLLING AND GROWTH
FACTORS FROM HER BLOOD
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